Thursday evening, less than three miles south of President Trump — whom Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said this week is a “huge factor” in hate crimes rising in Michigan — dozens of Grand Rapids residents gave heartfelt and at times harrowing testimony about their encounters with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

When the building housing What A Do Theatre was no longer an option for the organization, its executive director didn’t have to wonder what to do.

Serving Up Friendship: A chat with Maiesha McQueen of Waitress

Written by Kayla Sosa | Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:44 |

The new hit musical Waitress is coming to West Michigan through Broadway Grand Rapids this month. The musical is based on the movie by Adrienne Shelly and has original music and lyrics by singer Sara Bareilles. On top of that, it was created by an all-female creative team. 

Pack Mentality: Women come together onstage and off in The Wolves

Written by Kayla Sosa | Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:41 |

Zoom in on a suburban girls indoor soccer team, navigating difficult conversations through the lens of being a teenage girl. The Wolves is a modern take on the adolescent coming-of-age experience, showing just how much young people care about world issues and the obstacles they face day to day. 

In 1883, a group of nine exceptional women founded the St. Cecilia Music Society — today known as the St. Cecilia Music Center — and 135 years later, the organization is ready to party.

Closing out the season, Holland Symphony Orchestra and three local musicians are taking on works by three of classical music’s most well-known composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Gone are the days of scanning TV Guide for something worth watching, or standing in silence in a line at the grocery store. 

In the city, it’s easy to lose touch with the natural world. Billowing smokestacks emit fake clouds. Everything is brick and asphalt we can’t eat. Then there’s the smell of a gutter. 

Unsung Taco Heroes: Grand Rapids’ taqueria hidden gems

Written by Jack Raymond | Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:11 |

Agood taco should explode with flavor. after all, the etymology stems from the sticks of dynamite Mexican miners used to unearth silver. Their explosives happened to look a lot like lunch — cylinders of meat, tortilla and salsa with a smattering of cilantro and onion for good measure. The equation is simple, the execution often isn’t. While some fuss with tweezed microgreens and vegan substitutes, the best way to experience a taco is how you would on the streets of Mexico City. Revue went on a hunt for the unsung gems that give a taste of one of the world’s most iconic cuisines. 

Liz Della Croce is the woman behind the healthy eating blog The Lemon Bowl, and she’s down with that bowl life.

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